Safe Patient Handling, An Issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics

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Nursing personnel are consistently listed as one of the top ten occupations for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, with incidence rates of 8.8 per 100 in hospital settings and 13.5 per 100 in nursing home settings. Strategies to prevent or minimize work-related musculoskeletal injuries associated with patient handling are often based on tradition and personal experience rather than scientific evidence. The most common patient handling approaches in the United States include manual patient lifting, classes in...

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Overview

Nursing personnel are consistently listed as one of the top ten occupations for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, with incidence rates of 8.8 per 100 in hospital settings and 13.5 per 100 in nursing home settings. Strategies to prevent or minimize work-related musculoskeletal injuries associated with patient handling are often based on tradition and personal experience rather than scientific evidence. The most common patient handling approaches in the United States include manual patient lifting, classes in body mechanics, training in safe lifting techniques, and back belts.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781416043010
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/7/2007
  • Series: Clinics: Nursing Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface   Audrey Nelson     ix
Workload and Patient Safety Among Critical Care Nurses   Pascale Carayon   Carla J. Alvarado     121
Patient Handling Tasks with High Risk for Musculoskeletal Disorders in Critical Care   Thomas R. Waters   Audrey Nelson   Caren Proctor     131
Psychosocial Factors in Musculoskeletal Disorders   Nancy N. Menzel     145
Ergonomic Assessment of a Critical Care Unit   Sheri Stucke   Nancy N. Menzel     155
Evaluation of Critical Care Space Requirements for Three Frequent and High-Risk Tasks   Sue Hignett   Jun Lu     167
Technology Solutions for High-Risk Tasks in Critical Care   Andrea Baptiste     177
Justification for a Minimal Lift Program in Critical Care   Arun Garg   Suzanna Milholland   Gwen Deckow-Schaefer   Jay M. Kapellusch     187
Sustaining Staff Nurse Support for a Patient Care Ergonomics Program in Critical Care   Linda L. Haney   Laurette Wright     197
Safe Patient Handling Program in Critical Care Using Peer Leaders: Lessons Learned in The Netherlands   Hanneke J.J. Knibbe   Nico E. Knibbe   Annemarie J.W.M. Klaassen     205
Creating a Culture of ChangeThrough Implementation of a Safe Patient Handling Program   Karen Stenger   Lou Ann Montgomery   Eric Briesemeister     213
Handling of the Bariatric Patient in Critical Care: A Case Study of Lessons Learned   Marylou Muir   Gail Archer Heese   Daria McLean   Sheila Bodnar   Betty Lou Rock     223
Index     241
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